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    Second in his class. Cadet Robert E. Lee excelled at the United States Military Academy and is one of only five cadets to have received zero demerits during the four year course. Despite his sterling record and high achievement, Robert E. Lee would graduate second out of 46 cadets. Charles Mason, who would later become a Supreme Court justice in Iowa, bested Lee's mark and took the top graduating spot. Lee would return to West Point in 1852 to become the Academy's superintendent.

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    Second in his class. Cadet Robert E. Lee excelled at the United States Military Academy and is one of only five cadets to have received zero demerits during the four year course. Despite his sterling record and high achievement, Robert E. Lee would graduate second out of 46 cadets. Charles Mason, who would later become a Supreme Court justice in Iowa, bested Lee's mark and took the top graduating spot. Lee would return to West Point in 1852 to become the Academy's superintendent.

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